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Agriculture and the Greens, Part 2

Posted on: July 21, 2009

The most significant result of the elections in Queensland  is the dismal irrelevance of the Greens in the outcome. The unsubstantiated environmental issues and policies that have clearly developed from a selective lucky dip. What really matters in saving natural wildlands in Australia, is what we do with agriculture and forestry, activities that dominate our land and water use. Agriculture already uses about 40% of the World land area, and the next 30 years or so will demand 3 times the output without any increase of land use to produce it. This is where the Greens should be. The financial crisis in developing countries produces more children. Population to our North has been increasing at the rate of 20 million every 3 months. The Greens should avoid issues which erode not only  their credibility for lack of knowledge and understanding of the issues, but the very basis of their political origins as well. Queensland has exposed the problem for them. There is only one proven strategy to preserve the natural habitats and that is high yield conservation. It is only scientists and farmers who can achieve this balance and the Greens are poorly positioned to support true conservation for the very reasons that are necessary to do so..


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